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The Dangers of Georgia's Proposed T-SPLOST

The Dangers of Georgia's Proposed T-SPLOST

The problems with the proposed regional transportation tax that some bureaucrats and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce are trying to force down the throats of all Georgians are many.    

Candidate For Stockbridge City Council Speaks About The Forensic Audit

Candidate For Stockbridge City Council Speaks About The Forensic Audit


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Two current city council members went to the city administrator to force termination of the person who discovered financial irregularities. 

Thank you for your support. I welcome YOUR VOTE whether it be at
Advanced Voting (Oct 17-24 at Henry Board of Elections), Early Voting
(October 31 - November 4 at Ted Strickland Center) or on our regular
Election Day (November 8, 2011 at the Ted Strickland Center).

Richard Steinberg

Bridgefest in the Pines

Bridgefest in the Pines

The City of Stockbridge held its first ever Fall Festival at Clark Community Park on October 1st.  The city touted the festival asthe must attend event of the fall and will host a variety of art & unique craft vendors, a business showcase, an entertainment stage, a children’s area and more.”   Between the hours of 9am till noon the number of people attending were far outnumbered by those working the booths. 

The variety of art and unique craft vendors were not seen.  Several local businesses were on hand to promote products and services.  The entertainment lineup featured nine acts throughout the day  and the first up, The Serenaders, were very well received.

Several candidates for city council were also on hand.  And in this publication readers know that is the real motivation for this article!

Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

 Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds  Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

This Friday, September 30th, will be a special day for Teachers at the Dressbarn Store at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove, Georgia.

It is Teacher Appreciation Day from 3pm until 9pm.  Dressbarn will give all Teachers a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.

There will be a drawing for 2 Gift Baskets as door prizes for the teachers and while supplies last Gift Bags.  The Tanger Outlet

Dressbarn at 1000 Tanger Drive in Locust Grove is the only store that is having this Teacher Appreciation Day.   Just come in and

identify you are a teacher to recieve the discount and the ticket for the drawing.   If you have questions  the number is 770-914-1937.



Henry students named national semi-finalist scholars

Six Henry County students have talents that many of their peers and teachers have been aware of for some time. Now, two national scholarship programs have officially recognized their abilities.

The students were announced as National Merit Scholarship, and National Achievement Scholarship semi-finalists.

National Achievement Scholarship contenders include:  (Click here to read the full article)

Stockbridge Financial Woes: The Sutton Report

Stockbridge Financial Woes: The Sutton Report

The entire report at the root of the city’s forensic audit can be viewed at www.scribd.com/Henry_Citizen.   

The City of Stockbridge has been in the news because of a pending forensic audit of the city’s finances.  Last night's City Council Meeting was not video recorded; however, Jason Smith of the Henry Herald, audio recorded the session. 

T-SPLOST Risk & Gamble

The Citizen newsletter #290 featured an editorial named “T-SPLOST meeting in McDonough”

A city councilman took issue with the comment:

The 15% returned to localities will be handed out according to GDOT pre-approved projects.  Those funds will not be available for discretionary use by the cities. AND, the amounts returned to cities and localities will be determined by the GDOT.

The Citizen admits to error.  The funding returned to counties and cities will not be based on predetermined project lists.  The returned funding will be available for discretionary projects by the counties and cities.